[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point 12-14-1988 as Ord. No. 447. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Information provided to the Carneys Point Township Committee indicates that many landlords in the Township do not obtain a certificate of occupancy as such is required under the Carneys Point Township Code. The failure to request a certificate of occupancy often leads to the rental of dwelling units that are substandard and which require substantial repairs and improvements. In order to properly supervise and administer the laws requiring and regulating certificates of occupancy, the Carneys Point Township Committee determines that landlords should be required to file a tenant's registration statement with the Township Clerk every six months.
[Amended 10-13-1993 by Ord. No. 561]
Every landlord shall file with the Carneys Point Township Clerk a tenant registration statement on forms prescribed by the Township Clerk, which tenant registration statement shall provide the following information:
The name and address of the record owner or owners of the premises and the record owner or owners of the rental business, if not the same persons. In the case of a partnership, the names of all general partners shall be provided.
If the record owner is a corporation, the name and address of the registered agent and corporate officers of said corporation.
If the address of any record owner is not located in Salem County, the name and address of a person who resides in Salem County and who is authorized to accept notices from a tenant and to accept service of process on behalf of the record owner.
The name and address of the managing agent of the property, if any.
The name and address, including the dwelling unit, apartment or room number, of the superintendent, janitor, custodian or other individual employed by the record owner or managing agent to provide regular maintenance services, if any.
The name, address and telephone number of an individual representative of the record owner or managing agent who may be reached or contacted at any time in the event of an emergency affecting the premises or any unit of dwelling space therein, including such emergencies as the failure of any essential service or system. Such representative shall have authority to make emergency decisions concerning the building and any repair thereto or expenditure in connection therewith.
The name and address of every holder of a recorded mortgage on the property.
If fuel oil is used to heat the building and the landlord furnishes the heat in the building, the name and address of the fuel oil dealer servicing the building and the grade of fuel oil used.
The name and address of the tenant occupying each unit.
The date the tenant commenced occupancy of the dwelling unit.
Mailing address of the rental unit.
Number of bedrooms in rental unit.
Names of adults occupying the rental unit.
Names of children occupying the rental unit.
Date that occupancy commenced.
The registration statement required pursuant to § 193-2 hereof shall be filed with the Township Clerk not later than January 30 and July 30 of each year. The statement due not later than January 30 shall provide information which is accurate as of the January 1 immediately preceding. The statement due not later than July 30 shall provide information which is accurate as of the July 1 immediately preceding. It shall be the responsibility of the landlord to file said registration statement.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate or neglect to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.
This chapter shall become effective on January 1, 1989, so that the registration statements required under this chapter shall be due not later than January 30, 1989, with regard to information accurate as of January 1, 1989.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
If any section, paragraph, subsection, clause or provision of this chapter shall be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of this chapter as a whole or any other part thereof.